‘Budding Prospects’: Adam Rose To Star In Amazon’s Pot Comedy Pilot

Nellie Andreeva
Deadline

Veronica Mars alum Adam Rose is set as a lead opposite Joel David Moore and Will Sasso on Amazon’s pot-themed 1980s comedy pilot Budding Prospects, from Bad Santa director Terry Zwigoff.

Written by Melissa Axelrod based on the TC Boyle novel and to be directed by Zwigoff, Budding Prospects is set in 1983 San Francisco. Three hapless city boys — Felix (Rose), Phil (Moore) and Gesh (Sasso) — move to the country to grow marijuana. Their expectations of the experience being a back-to-the-land, nurturing adventure in a beautiful rustic setting run up against the harsh truth upon their arrival at “The Summer Camp” – a miserably run-down shanty out in the middle of nowhere, where they are bedeviled by rats, snakes, mosquitoes, harsh growing conditions, noisy neighbors, dangerous locals and menacing law enforcement.

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Rose’s Felix is a lovelorn romantic who is sensitive, brooding, vulnerable and ruefully self-aware but also likable and compelling. Zwigoff and Axelrod executive produce with Vincent Landay. Joanna Colbert is co-executive producer.

Rose returns to Supernatural this season to reprise his guest-starring role as Aaron Bass and recently was tapped for a guest stint on the upcoming Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet. He is repped by BRS/Gage Talent Agency.

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